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Future of Testing in Education: Artificial Intelligence (Laura Jimenez and Ulrich Boser, CAP)

Despite the often-negative discussion about testing in schools, assessments are a necessary and useful tool in the teaching and learning process. This is especially true when it comes to diagnostic and formative assessments, which give teachers real-time direction for what students need to learn to master course content. It is this space where the advancements of technology can particularly benefit teaching and learning, as there is growing recognition in the field of psychology that tests help students learn. Sometimes called the testing effect, this theory suggests that low-stakes quizzes help students gain knowledge—and improve instruction.

Future of Testing in Education: Artificial Intelligence – Center for American Progress

 

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Vietnam-based CoderSchool gets $2.6M pre-Series A to scale online course platform (Kate Park, TechCrunch)

CoderSchool, a Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam-based online coding school startup, announced today $2.6 million in pre-Series A funding to scale up its online coding school platform.

This round was led by Monk’s Hill Ventures, with participation from returning seed investors Iterative, XA Network and iSeed Ventures. CoderSchool raised a seed round led by TRIVE Ventures in 2018.

Vietnam-based CoderSchool gets $2.6M pre-Series A to scale online course platform | TechCrunch

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TikTok is hiding a viral challenge that has kids stealing their school’s soap dispensers (Taylor Hatmaker, TechCrunch)

It’s back to school season and on TikTok, that means students are inexplicably stealing everything that isn’t bolted down.

The latest TikTok trend to generally wreak social havoc sees students pulling off “devious licks” — small-scale heists of everything from soap dispensers, Covid test kits and hand sanitizer to high value items like classroom tech.

TikTok is hiding a viral challenge that has kids stealing their school’s soap dispensers | TechCrunch

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Inside Reach Capital’s edtech-powered returns (Natasha Mascarenhas, TechCrunch)

Reach Capital, a San Francisco-based venture firm co-founded by Jennifer Carolan and Shauntel Garvey, focused exclusively on edtech for years before the sector ballooned with unicorns. The rare, female-led partnership closed its third fund in February, a $165 million vehicle and its largest to date. That said, returns from its previous funds show that the early bet on a now-revitalized sector is paying off.

Inside Reach Capital’s edtech-powered returns | TechCrunch

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Tiger Global-led $100M investment makes Apna India’s fastest unicorn (Manish Singh, TechCrunch)

A 22-month-old startup that is helping millions of blue- and gray-collar workers in India learn new skills and find jobs has become the youngest firm to join the coveted unicorn status in the world’s second-largest internet market.

Apna announced on Thursday that it has raised $100 million in a round led by Tiger Global. The new round — a Series C — valued Apna at $1.1 billion. TechCrunch reported last month that Tiger Global, an existing investor in Apna, was in talks to lead a $100 million financing round in the startup at the unicorn valuation.

Tiger Global-led $100M investment makes Apna India’s fastest unicorn | TechCrunch

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In growth marketing, signal determines success (Jonathan Martinez, TechCrunch)

Unlike a weak phone signal solely causing a grainy sound, in growth marketing, it can mean the difference between a successful program or a massive cash bleed. As we move toward an increasingly privacy-centric world, it is even more necessary for companies to nail down signal early on.

So what exactly is “signal” in growth marketing? It can carry many different meanings, but holistically speaking, it’s the event data in our arsenal to help guide decisions. When it comes to paid acquisition, it’s vital to optimize and pass back the correct event data to paid channels. This is so that targeting and bidding algorithms have the most enriched data to utilize.

In growth marketing, signal determines success | TechCrunch

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The FDA should regulate Instagram’s algorithm as a drug (Daniel Liss, TechCrunch)

The Wall Street Journal on Tuesday reported Silicon Valley’s worst-kept secret: Instagram harms teens’ mental health; in fact, its impact is so negative that it introduces suicidal thoughts.

Thirty-two percent of teen girls who feel bad about their bodies report that Instagram makes them feel worse. Of teens with suicidal thoughts, 13% of British and 6% of American users trace those thoughts to Instagram, the WSJ report said. This is Facebook’s internal data. The truth is surely worse.

The FDA should regulate Instagram’s algorithm as a drug | TechCrunch

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Front introduces customer-centric features with deeper CRM integration (Romain Dillet, TechCrunch)

Customer communication platform Front is holding an event today to introduce three new features. These new features focus on showing you more information about your customers right from Front’s user interface.

If you’re not familiar with Front, the company started as a shared email inbox product so that you can interact with incoming emails as a team. For instance, if your company uses email lists, such as support@companyname.com, sales@companyname.com or jobs@companyname.com, multiple team members can see incoming emails in Front.

Front introduces customer-centric features with deeper CRM integration | TechCrunch

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News aggregator SmartNews raises $230 million, valuing its business at $2 billion (Sarah Perez, TechCrunch)

SmartNews, a Tokyo-headquartered news aggregation website and app that’s grown in popularity despite hefty competition from built-in aggregators like Apple News, today announced it has closed on $230 million in Series F funding. The round brings SmartNews’ total raise to date to over $400 million and values the business at $2 billion — or as the company touts in its press release, a “double unicorn.” (Ha!)

News aggregator SmartNews raises $230 million, valuing its business at $2 billion | TechCrunch

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